Mumbai is also called the 'city of dreams' for its fast, vibrant and multi-cultural lifestyle. And when it comes to lifestyle, how can we forget the local food! Mumbai has its own set of local delicacies and lip-smacking snack options which are worth trying. The age-old bakeries in the city have been serving fresh bakes to the people of Mumbai for over a few decades and are quite unmissable when it comes to Mumbai cuisine. With the holiday season blooming in full swing, it's only fair to have a look at the famous bakeries of the city which are serving hot cakes, muffins, cookies and more to boost your holiday spirits.
7 Bakeries To Try Out In Mumbai For Their Fresh Bakes
1. Kyani And Co.
One of the oldest bakeries in the city of Mumbai, Kayani and Co. in Marine Lines offers an array of cakes, biscuits, bakes and maska pav. You can visit the bakery and taste their lip-smacking kheema pav, chicken sandwich and rolls, besides the freshly baked sweet treats.
2. American Express Bakery
This one is situated at Hill road area in Bandra. Founded in the year 1921 by a Goan local Jose Carvalho, the bakery is currently run by the successors of the founder and is still a family-owned business. You can choose from a variety of tarts, pies, biscuits, cakes and desserts at this bakery. The spirit of the festival can be seen from the celebrations and decorations at the streets near the bakery.
3. City Bakery
The City bakery was founded in 1954 and is known for its khari, freshly-baked breads and large range of brownies and cakes. It is advisable to visit the bakery in the early hours of the morning to avoid crowds and to enjoy all the treats, before running out.
4. Yazdani Bakery
Started in 1953 by a Parsi baker, this one is located in the Fort area of the city and is well-known for its baked items and Parsi food. The ancient structure of the bakery has a vintage aesthetic charm which is worth visiting.
5. Hearsch bakery And Co.
One of the most famous bakeries of the city, whose name remains on the tongue of all the Mumbaikars, Hearsch bakery was founded in 1920 and is run ever since with an elaborate menu including several freshly baked treats. The menu includes chicken puffs, croissants, patties, sandwiches, rolls, chocolate eclairs, burgers and much more. Do pay a visit to this gem on Hill road in Bandra, this Christmas season.
6. B Merwans
This old Parsi cafe in the Grant Road area of Mumbai has been famous for its cakes, buns and biscuits since 1914. Their soft and delicious mawa cakes are sure to stun you. But they usually get over by noon, so plan your visit in the early hours of the morning to get some warm, melting-in-mouth mawa cakes.
7. A1 Bakery
Yet another hidden gem on the Hill Road in Bandra, A1 bakery is famous for its puffs, burgers, kebabs and sweet treats including mawa cakes, tarts and more. You can even stock up your pantries with their freshly baked loaves and biscuits. The bakery is a small outlet with take away options.
Do visit the bakeries in Mumbai this holiday season and devour some lip-smacking sweets and savouries!